Today's Sports

  • Williamstown struggles to find a...

    With the beginning of the 2008 volleyball season months away, Todd Dupin is a man on a mission.

    Dupin, Williamstown's athletic director, is in search of a coach to replace Kelli Lee, who resigned her position to take over the same position at Grant County High School earlier this year.

    However, he has had little luck in finding the program's fourth coach in as many seasons.

    "We haven't had any applicants. I have talked to one or two people, but we do not have anyone hired," Dupin said.

    It is his hope to have some one in place by the end of school.

  • GCHS, Williamstown athletic...

    Playing on the road is a part of high school athletics, but with gas prices rising and expected to be over $4 a gallon next year, athletic directors at Williamstown and Grant County high schools face the daunting task of trying to cope with scheduling and transportation.

  • Demons aim for victories

    While the record may be less than desirable, Williamstown High School baseball coach Buck Walter has been pleased with the effort he has gotten out of his team recently.

    After suffering an 8-7 setback to 32nd District opponent Simon Kenton in a game that featured two eighth graders in the line-up for the Demons, Williamstown took out their frustrations on Eminence, earning a 12-0 win.

    However, errors got the best of Williamstown on April 17, as Owen County defeated the Demons 12-7.

  • Ocho No-Show has a nice ring to...

    "Go out and play this game like you're a little kid again. This game is what you love to do..

    —Chad Johnson

    If only it were that easy. If only disgruntled Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson, who has been known to call himself "Ocho Cinco," would show everyone that somewhere deep inside of him, there is a little kid who enjoys playing a game.

    Instead, we get to deal with Johnson's demands to be traded, threatening to be a no-show at the team's mini-camp and training camp. To that I say, bring it on Chad.

  • Lady Braves seek tourney title

    The Grant County High School softball team has high aspirations heading into the Lady Braves Classic, which will be held April 26-27 at Grant County High School.

    In addition to Grant County, other teams in the tournament include Bishop Brossart, Highlands and East Jessamine. The format for this year's tournament is a four-team round robin, with each team playing three games. All places will be determined by the team that wins the most games.

  • Lady Braves earn first place

    Backed by several strong individual and relay team finishes, the Grant County High School girls' track team sent a notice to the rest of the Northern Kentucky—they are for real.

    The message came after the Lady Braves scored 140.5 points to run away with the Grant County Invitational on April 12. The next closest team was Villa Madonna, who amassed 76 points.

    Grant County ended the event with six first place finishes.

  • Swept Away—Grant...

    With the swing of a bat, Grant County's slim 2-1 advantage turned into a 4-1 lead with little sign of letting up Tuesday night.

    Following a double by Jessica Smith to open the third inning, Grant County junior Alesa Collinsworth took the first pitch she saw from Williamstown pitcher Emma Harris and belted a two-run home run, sparking a seven run inning to lift Grant County to a 16-7 win over the Lady Demons.

  • Former WHS standout learns the...

    It did not take long for Jacob Cheesman to realize he was no longer a member of the Williamstown High School baseball team.

    In his first season as a member of the junior varsity baseball team at Lindsey Wilson College, Cheesman found out early that college baseball is a year-round sport.

    "I like that aspect of it. At Williamstown, it was something we did three months and then that was it. Here, there's a fall and spring season and a lot of other time that goes into it," said Cheesman.

  • Roy continues family tradition

    While she is only a freshman, Kaitlyn Roy understands what it means to wear a Grant County High School softball uniform, step inside the pitcher's circle and be the top pitcher for the Lady Braves.

    Roy, who pitched on the junior varsity level last year, got plenty of lessons watching her sister, Chelsea, throw strikes and win games for the Lady Braves a season ago. When Chelsea graduated and moved on to Northern Kentucky University, it was Kaitlyn's turn to continue the family tradition.

  • Despite strong start, Grant...

    Grant County baseball coach Van Duncan is a firm believer in the adage that a baseball season is a marathon and not a sprint.

    However, he does like the way his team has sprinted out of the gate, amassing a 7-2 mark heading into this week's games. Of the seven victories, three came in six innings, including two 10-0 wins over both Williamstown and Simon Kenton, who are 32nd District opponents. The Braves upended Owen County 6-0 in frigid conditions on Monday evening.